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Tag: spring dead spot

While spring dead spot symptoms show up after green-up, key control happens in the fall. (Photo: PBI-Gordon Corp.)

Experts’ Insights: Start off spring on track

February 3, 2021 By
Experts share how you can help give your turf a leg up during green-up when it comes to spring dead spot on bermudagrass. ...

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Colonization of a spring dead spot susceptible bermudagrass and cortical necrosis by Ophiosphaerella korrae (left), a tolerant bermudagrass (center) exhibiting vascular colonization by O. korrae and no necrosis and O. korrae colonization of a grass which does not produce disease (right). (Photo: Francisco Flores)

A new tool to ID spring dead spot

February 3, 2021 By
Researchers from Ecuador and Oklahoma State University developed a molecular assay to ID three fungal species in the spring dead spot genus accurately. ...

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Photo: Lee Butler

Experts’ Insights: Spring dead spot

March 2, 2020 By
Experts weight in on how superintendents can contend with three different species of fungi that cause spring dead spot on golf courses. ...

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The scenic Nutters Crossing Golf Club in Salisbury, Md., where Pat Riebe is superintendent. (Photo: Pat Riebe)

Kabuto: Spring dead spot’s archnemesis

July 16, 2019 By
As a severe disease of warm-season turfgrasses, spring dead spot (SDS) is managed throughout the Transition Zone of the United States. Caused by a fungal infection that occurs in the autumn months (particularly as warm-season turf is approaching dormancy), SDS ...

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Spring dead spot — it returns

February 26, 2019 By
Superintendents managing bermudagrass in the Transition Zone and in the northern part of the warm-season turfgrass zone are awaiting an unfortunate annual event. How much of their bermudagrass will be affected by spring dead spot? Spring 2018 brought bad news ...

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Syngenta Posterity. Photo provided by Syngenta.

Syngenta: Posterity fungicide

August 21, 2018 By
Posterity® fungicide, the most active SDHI in the turf market, is now available to deliver power that lasts, holding stronger for up to 28 days of dollar spot control and setting a new standard for spring dead spot control. Posterity is ...

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